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Annual Conference begins next week

Kite and AC logo

The 2024 Michigan Annual Conference begins next week, and Michigan UMs will worship God, conduct business, and embrace a new future together.

Mission leaders learn to fish in new waters

Fly fishing

STEP ONE: On September 30, 2023, eighty persons gathered from across the Michigan Conference to get fired up about Starting & Sustaining Ministries of Compassion, Justice, and Inclusion. Continue Reading Mission leaders learn to fish in new waters

‘May we not love alike?’

People holding hands and singing

We are finding new ways to live in the Wesleyan spirit, says Bishop David Bard as he reflects on a General Conference unlike any other he has attended.

Visit Greece and Egypt with Bishop Bard

Pyramids of Egypt

From November 10-20, 2024, experience Greece and the splendors of Egypt on a professional tour led by Bishop David Bard and his wife, Julie.

Trust in the risen Christ

Shalom Gate at HAPI in Haiti

With the humanitarian crisis in Haiti in mind, Bishop David Bard asks us to live out our resurrection faith and labor for a more peaceful and just world.

Awaiting resurrection


Looking toward Easter, Bishop David Bard says evil causes us to yearn for a new world where hunger is a memory and war is ancient history.

Learning and then loving rightly

Open book with pages folded in shape of heart

Reflecting on Black History Month, Bishop David Bard encourages us to do our part in cultivating hearts and souls that love more deeply and intelligently.

Bard, others celebrate ecumenical ties

Roman Catholic bishop and Bishop Bard

United Methodists reflect on the benefits of and challenges to ecumenism following a recent prayer service in Lansing in observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Making all things new

Winter sunrise

Bishop David Bard asks how we might see this new year as an opportunity to focus forward and to reaffirm that God is working to make all things new.

Prentiss appointed as new DS

New district superintendent

Bishop David Bard announces the appointment of the Rev. Dean Prentiss as the next superintendent of the Greater Southwest District, effective July 1, 2024.

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